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Understanding the Differences Among Tradespeople Accreditations

Posted 08/06/17

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What does that trade logo on your tradie's website or vehicle mean? What benefit can it provide you, the homeowner? Read on to find out more about national trade accreditations in New Zealand... Some industry accreditations are mandatory, as government r

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Top 5 Home Remodelling Trends in New Zealand

Posted 04/06/13

Here's two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Cabinet Makers - what do they do?

Posted 05/11/10

Cabinet makers use woodworking skills to create cabinets, shelving and furniture. The fundamental focus of cabinet makers is the production of cabinetry. Although they may also produce items that would not be recognised as cabinets, however the same skills and techniques apply. A cabinet may b

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The Tiny Home Movement in New Zealand

Posted 18/03/15

The tiny home movement is a trend that seems to be here to stay. But why has this movement gained so much traction? Is it a genuine trend that’s both socially and economically advantageous? Or is it just the next not-so-big thing in house design?... Exploring NZ's tiny home movement Since

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8 Questions You Should Ask a Kitchen Contractor

Posted 23/04/13

Whether you are remodelling your kitchen or ripping it out, you need to speak with a kitchen contractor. You also need to have some ideas about what you'd like your new kitchen to look like.  Kiwi kitchens are often busy spaces where activities as diverse as socializing, preparing meals or doing

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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6 Ideas for a Budget Bathroom Makeover

Posted 01/04/14

Whether its lighting or plumbing fixtures, cabinetry or new tiles, you can give the bathroom a whole new look with a budget bathroom makeover.  A fresh coat of paint or using drywall to provide texture are two great ways to update the walls. Budget bathroom makeover ideas If you want to go one s

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Trim doors after new carpet installation

Posted 1 month ago

We have just had new carpet installed and are after someone to trim our doors to fit In total we are after 4x bedroom doors, 6 wardrobe doors and maybe the front door.

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Repairs on Pilates Reformer Machines

Posted 1 month ago

We have one reformer that needs fixing and four other reformers we would like strengthened where the first one needs fixing. Here is a link of the exact machines that we are needing work done on. ...

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Carpentry in bathroom makeover

Posted 4 weeks ago

Few jobs in small 3 by 2 m bathroom Remove shower lining above bath and fit appropriate gib as surface for tiles. Remove gib on ceiling and apply timber tongue and groove ceiling. Fit benchtop and under shelf to replace vanity. Aim to have jobs done by August ... if possible.

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2nd story deck

Posted 2 weeks ago

I am wanting to build a deck off the main bedroom, on top of a flat section of roof. I am needing the base built for the glass balustrading to be attached to. The area is a high wind area and exposed to the sea (if that matters). The deck size is apx 4m x 3m. This will need a building permit so I will need your help putting together the details for the submission, which I am happy to pay your time for.

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Basic deck, approx 10msq and 0.66m high

Posted 3 weeks ago

Hi. As per title - an old window got replaced with a sliding door and we need a small deck in front of it (ideally level with the sliding door doorstep). Approx. dimensions - 0.66m high, 3.5m wide, 2.5m deep. One step in front of the deck will do. No need for any rails. Easy, flat access to get the supplies in. We are not fussy, keen to keep it simple and low cost (decent quality deck is all we need - you can leave a mess afterwards, we can tidy it up :) With a bit of notice can be done an...

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Building stairs and replacing deck slats

Posted 1 month ago

We’re after someone to build some stairs (short set - maybe 4 steps) and replace the top of a deck and one part of a bulustrade. No structural work required - the deck structure is in place.

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Back Deck

Posted 1 month ago

We have a deck at the back of the property that sits on top of an embankment, one of the bearers that is attached to a masonry firewall is rotten and at least a third of the deck planks on top are rotten and in need of replacement. Ideally we would like to make this area safe for when our daughter is running around outside. The deck is supported by steel posts at the front but the majority sits directly on the embankment. We are considering all options including replacement with a Stabi...

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Small bakers stand

Posted 1 week ago

to remove top portion off small stand at above address - low cost job

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Small deck over existing garden

Posted 1 month ago

Covering up small garden with a deck less than 1/2 metre above ground

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Entry door

Posted 4 days ago

We need to do new entry door from wood.

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Replace bottom plate + weather boards

Posted 1 month ago

Replace bottom plate in laundry wall, rot present from left hand side to just past middle stud. Replace 1-2 bottom rusticated weatherboards, behind rot area (weatherboards are also rotten). Replace timber flashings covering up joins in weatherboards. ASAP start, so I can get wall lined, and new cylinder installed. Ok with hourly / charge up basis.

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Replace small section of barge board

Posted 9 hours ago

Need someone to fix up the end of a gable roof for me within the next 2 weeks. The job is at 21 Kiwi St, Heretaunga, Upper Hutt. It's a single storey house so the area to be repaired isn't that high up. The barge board has been hit by our moving truck as we drove out of the drive. Ideally if you can just silicone up the split, re-fix the flashing, colour match & re-paint the area that would be great, or cut the section off, replace & make good. I don't need the whole barge board replaced. If you...

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Interested to get quote on extending my balcony

Posted 1 month ago

hi there I am interested to get a quote and some ideas on extending half of my balcony and making it bigger about 1 meter half of it...

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Window maintenance 1920's bungalow

Posted 6 days ago

needing the section of wooden skirt in corner of bungalow replaced as seen in photos. Also the underside of window frames need attention.

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Floor repair

Posted 1 month ago

Replace floor in laundry small piece under fridge will be replacing lino floor not even there

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Andrew Cumming

Posted 1 month ago

Design and sketch replacement deck in discussion with owner Owner to obtain building consent - to be discussed Remove existing deck Build replacement deck

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Conservatory repair

Posted 1 month ago

A windowsill, and possibly part of the corner wall below the window, of a cedar conservatory has rotted. I need someone to replace the windowsill and whatever else is needed to bring it back to full health.

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Build deck over concrete patio

Posted 3 weeks ago

Need to build a deck over a concrete patio including a reinforced area for a spa pool. Needs to be built within the next 3 weeks. Either do the build or oversee and give advice to husband to do the work.

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Kitchen cupboard

Posted 1 week ago

corner cupboard in the kitchen is beyond repair so needs to be replaced. I can supply photos of the set up of the kitchen to make it easier to deal with.

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Build a Deck

Posted 1 month ago

I need quotes to build a deck at the back of my house. Approximate size = 15square meters. Build straight onto existing concrete slab, align with lounge/ bedroom floor height approximately 15cm

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Recent carpentry reviews

With over 139,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Architrave, skirting and scotia

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck required for Summer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

23rd October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Continue deck alteration

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

New deck

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

20th September 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace decking planks

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Assembly of children’s swing slide set

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Front Door Step Rebuild/Replace

Work carried out by an employee of the company

18th February 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Fit ply ceiling

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st October 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck repair

Work carried out by the owner/operator

3rd June 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replacing old deck with new larger deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

9th July 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

17th June 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Gib a ceiling and plaster finish and paint. rotten boards on verandah


5th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Wooden pergola (5x5m)

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door trimming & Curtain rod installaton


8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New deck and possible French door installation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th November 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Deck and fence fix

Work carried out by an employee of the company

14th December 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weatherboard repairs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

27th April 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Internal sliding door clashing with skirting and needs repair (or replacement) 2

Work carried out by the owner/operator

19th January 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Exterior repair work

Work carried out by the owner/operator

6th April 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Windowsill and a few other bits and pieces

Work carried out by a subcontractor

18th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

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JAMES THE BUILDER

Joined September 2009

Hello my name is James and I have been building for 10 years. And I specialize in doing those smaller jobs I am NZ qualified and believe in doing the job right the first time. I have a team of sub contractors that have the same motto. As the building process can be daunting it is my job to help my clients thought this experience, keeping the lines of communication open at all times, because a...

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DO BUILDERS

Joined April 2012

Hi, We've been building new houses and renovating in Wellington on 12 years now. While we specialise in major on new builds, renovations and we also do smaller jobs from time to time. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing competitive quotes and then completing jobs on budget.

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G & M Smith Contractors

Joined August 2011

Hi we have been in business since 2000 specialising in all property maintenance and repairs, I am a qualified builder and we have been operating a painting plastering service for this time also, we cover building repairs,interior and exterior painting, interior plastering, section clearing, etc etc... we also use qualified and trusted sub contractors for electrical, plumbing, lino and carpet layin...

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Handyman Plus

Joined August 2018

Hi there, I'm available to do general handyman work, gibbing / painting/ fencing / decking / plastering / general non compliance building work / lawn mowing / landscaping etc . Have been doing this on and off some 30 years . Any job considered. Available weekends if job requires .

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Think Big Limited

Joined April 2016

Thank you for taking time to shortlist us. Think big really looks at the big picture when assessing a job. There is sometimes more than what meets the eye. We are involved in new builds, renovations, landscaping and we have partnered with team of trusted sub contractors to deliver projects start to finish. Our core values are Honesty, Trust and Fun. We have a good team spirit and focus on cust...

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Framework Building and Carpentry

Joined February 2018

I am a qualified builder and LBP who has been working on high end homes for the last 16 years mixed in with some light commercial. I have recently been working as a project manager for a prominent NZ housing company so am well equipped and able to manage your entire project be it large or small, to an efficient timeline. No job is too small so give me a call to let us help you turn your dreams i...

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DG Roofing & Building

Joined November 2018

We understand your problem/requirement accurately and then we discuss with you the solution to your problems/ We discuss the right approach to achieving your requirements. If you agree for us to proceed, we do our job at cost, in a satisfactory timeframe and highest possible quality and value for you... Try us and you will not regret.

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Building Detail

Joined November 2013

Building Detail provides a range of high quality carpentry services at a reasonable price including: - Full project management - New homes - Renovations and alterations - Kitchen and bathroom upgrades - Fences, decks, and pathways - Maintenance and repairs - Shop fit outs Regan, Building Detail's director, is a qualified licensed building practitioner with over 10 years experience...

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EasyAz Maintenance & Building Ltd

Joined July 2019

Hi, At EasyAz we have 15 years of backround experience to make your present building experience an easy one. Our ethos is to operate with a respect for each and evey customer, and a respect for the construction community.It is our goal to continally improve the standards of building. Fairness, reasonable pricing and good workmanship leave our clients satisfied and happy with their purchase.

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L J Carpentry Limited

Joined June 2019

HI, We are involved in renovations and new builds. We like to do a variety of jobs big and small. We run a small professional business which strive to provide quality.

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lionels property services

Joined April 2013

lionels property services , fencing new &repair, retaining walls, painting, water blasting, yard clearing, rental cleanups, chainsaw work, and much more etc

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NBC Ltd

Joined August 2017

NBC Ltd is an experienced Wellington painter and decorator business committed to exceptional service to deliver all interior and exterior house painting jobs on time and within budget. I can also fixed or repaired house both inside and outside. For inside I can do the wall, plastering, chipboard, doors and ceiling, outside I can do the weatherboard and roof, I can also do a fence. To make your...

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Quads Contractors

Joined January 2019

Quads Contractors offers Landscaping and Construction Services we cover everything from Luxury paving to Vertical Construction also Residential and Commercial Earthworks. We pride ourselves in bringing our clients competitive quotes Our team of competent and skilled workers will ensure that you are left with the outcome you want.

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Horn's Construction

Joined October 2017

Horn's Construction We provide quality work done at a high standard. We do all building work and guarantee all our work.We are able to complete all jobs, no job is to small.

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Uncut Home Improvements

Joined May 2017

Hi We are a small business Myself and my Partner that take pride in our work .We will work to your budget and with you to complete a professional result . I have 25 years in the Building Construction / Landscape Industry . At present we are manly doing Bathroom and Kitchen up grades New ceilings and cavity sliding doors , all seam to be the go. I also have an airless spay unit for the finishing to...

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brendanbuilt

Joined September 2016

Hello, Iv been in the building industry for 20 years, im 100% BCITO qualified. I can get personal references from my training organization and previous employers. I have contractors insurance so rest assured your job will get done. I can do all types of building, all things considered. I have access to most tools and equipment, a diesel van and tandem caged trailer. So I can do all demo / se...

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RB Property Maintenance Limited

Joined August 2018

Although new to the site, I have over 35 years of building experience and have run successful businesses overseas and here in NZ. We are a small family run business located in Seaview. While we specialise in seismic upgrades, chimney removals, repairs, and rebuilds, we also offer a wide range of general home renovation services, aimed at maintaining and increasing the value of the home, plus a s...

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Leon Build

Joined January 2016

Hi, we have been building new houses as well as general home renovations and maintenance. Give us a call to discuss your requirements. (Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decking, Fencing and many more)

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Property solutions

Joined February 2017

Hi I provide quality maintenance solutions with prompt service and high quality workmanship a priority please read my reviews placed by satisfied customers. I look forward to meeting you assisting you with your needs. Jobs completed on time and on budget.

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Wellington City Renovations

Joined May 2019

Specialising in home Renovations for over 10years, the tradesmen at Wellington City Renovations can help you in every aspect of your project, from foundations to finishing touches and everything inbetween. Get it touch for a free, no obligation quote.

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